cm_kickin3A number of local youth soccer programs recently sent teams to participate in the San Diego Kickin’ It Challenge, including Vista’s Vista Storm Soccer Club. The Kickin’ It Challenge is a charity tournament raising funds for the San Diego Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure. Founded by Poway Vaqueros Board Members Pam Bickel and Beatrice Cubitt in 2011, the Kickin’ It Challenge has grown substantially in size and impact over the past few years. This year’s tournament showcased the skills of players ages seven to 18 in over 100 teams from over 30 local clubs, and sponsors included Adidas and soccerloco. In addition to the fierce competition there was an air of celebration and community, with participants and volunteers getting dressed to impress in pink. San Marcos Revolution GU10 and FC Heat B12 won the Power of Pink award for best representing the spirit of the tournament – the San Marcos Revolution girls wore matching pink boxing gloves. Learn more about the event at www.kickinitchallenge.com.

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